The film stars Kacy Barnfield Resident Evil: Afterlife and Anya Monzikova Iron Man 2. Did you really love me? I recently had the opportunity to speak with Michael. Thanks for taking the time to speak with me today Michael. We're probably going to have one public screening up in the Bay Area right after the Reeling Film Festival as well. I pull these things together and I shoot them. It wasn't like we were wishy-washy about our story. Pretty much everything over the last five or seven years that I've written or directed has involved some autobiographical parts, because it's what I can write about.
In this case, I tried to explore and look at letting go of past lives and embracing new ones. I based Cerina's character on another actress I knew, but she ended up not being able to do the film. I'd done a film called God's Ears a few years before, which dealt with an autistic character, and I tried my best to not make the story about his autism. It's a story about two women, but what they're going through in their life could be embodied by two men, or by a man and a woman. Did you draw from any personal experiences when you wrote the script? All the clothes she's wearing in the movie are mine. This film is about you as much as it is about me. His initial flattery quickly turns into fear and he backs out.
Just talk and let's see what happens. The whole film is less of a story about love and more of an experience of love, if that makes sense. I wanted to show that when anybody loves somebody, it should just be taken for what it is. She wasn't really sure if he was really struggling, and he was really gay. John decides he's going to take a guy with him, a date. After exploring different avenues, they decide to ask Cerina's ex-boyfriend to donate the sperm. Especially if you have two people and one person feels different than the other.
Even though it was very experimental doing this film, you have to take risks to have rewards. This film could just as easily have been about a straight couple with fertility problems who are trying to get pregnant. So, there's going to be a little awkwardness there. I raised all the money personally to shoot it from friends and other financiers. Clearly that was where Josh was coming from in the movie.
We probably had four days left of filming and we created that part of the story out of necessity. I just want to say I appreciate you because anytime someone takes the time to talk about the film it means a lot. It's given me great joy to be able to talk to you about the film. Granted I wanted to play Josh because I knew there was something I could bring to the character that was real to me. I basically had her pick the girl she was most attracted to. It's rewarding for me to be able to let them see some of the fruits of their labor.
I try not to mention things like this because it draws attention to it, but, in this case, I will. The actor who played his date was Jean Franco, who is gay in real life. Raff through the course of the day was talking with him, hanging out with him and hearing his life story. The idea here should be universal. I'll be there shooting it so what the hell? Where to get more information on the film: Facebook: Twitter:.
In fact, Kacey didn't even have any clothes when she arrived. I see this long tunnel that they are in. Is there anything else that you want to talk about before we wrap up? The pair track down her ex, an artist living in a nearby coastal town, and eventually convince him to move into their house in Berkeley for a few days during the insemination process. When we have the character of Josh come in, there were moments when he, as an outsider who is still in love Cerina, has to adjust to this new circumstance. When Josh comes in, it's not that he looks at them as being unable to love. So, the next screening of your film is going to be September 22nd at the Reeling Film Festival in Chicago.
Plus it helps me learn as I'm doing it. I know I can make a film about love. Of course that opens all kinds of doors and leads to all sorts of emotions and feelings. Here's a good example, the character of John is played by Raffaello Degruttola in the film. Eventually the women abducted their boss and held him captive as they worked out a plan to expose his corruption. We do it by the seat of our pants.
Then I found out there was a rose called a Dolly Parton. The funny thing is, it didn't even dawn on me until the first or second day of shooting that it might be an anomaly that I, as a male, am writing a story about two women. When I do these smaller films, when I pull together just a little money to make it and I film it in a short amount of time, there is a certain freedom to it. When the prospect of getting a sperm donor on-line becomes too strange for them, Cerina and Charlie turn to their struggling gay friend John for the help. Do you personally believe that love, which was once romantic, can transform into a more platonic love? It's pivotal for the character. That ultimately leads them to the idea, the crazy idea, of asking an ex-boyfriend to donate.